Corry Evans: Blackburn Rovers sign Hull City midfielder

Blackburn have signed Northern Ireland international midfielder Corry Evans from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old, who is the younger brother of Manchester United defender Jonny, has agreed a three-year deal.

Evans joined the Tigers on loan from United in January 2011 and made the move permanent later that year.

He made a total of 97 appearances for Hull, including 36 last season as Steve Bruce's side won promotion back to the Premier League.

However, Evans will not make his Rovers debut in their Championship opener against Derby County at Pride Park on Sunday as he has a groin injury.

Another Hull midfielder, Tom Cairney, joined Blackburn on loan on Thursday.